I feel sorry for everybody that starts developing for the web nowadays. Things have gotten so promiscuous and complicated. Flash has been a beacon to me. I could prototype something within minutes and upload something fun on my website in a few hours, working in all browsers and platforms. Ideas just fell into place. It has been a drug.
Anyway we have to face reality and most things can be done with html now (even though it takes ages to support all browsers and platforms). But I miss Flash as a driver for new web-features and inspirations.